Day 41 – Tango in Sanabria

On the 14th of October I walked into Puebla de Sanabria and checked into the Hostal La Trucha where I would be entertained that night with a beautiful lovers’ tango.  Who knew? Anyway – I haven’t written much of anything Continue reading Day 41 – Tango in Sanabria

Day 40 – 23 kilometres to Entrepenas, heading WEST!

I’d been walking for 40 days now and more than capable of the 23 ks to Entrepenas. As you walk through all these villages/pueblos, you cannot help but be struck by the prominence of the churches, some grand, some tiny. Continue reading Day 40 – 23 kilometres to Entrepenas, heading WEST!

Day 39 – Dying Villages, Bible Bashing & that extra 6 ks!

It was Day 39, I was heading towards Santiago, actually facing it now and I was going to walk through 4 dying villages and actively avoid some unexpected bible bashing by walking an extra 6 ks to escape it. (As Continue reading Day 39 – Dying Villages, Bible Bashing & that extra 6 ks!

Day 38 – I left my heart in Santa Croya!

Who would have guessed that I left my heart in Santa Croya?  From Tabara, home of the best flan in rural Spain, to Santa Croya, facing west!, is 22 kilometres.  And I set off in the morning of a bright Continue reading Day 38 – I left my heart in Santa Croya!

Day 37 – Tabara and the Best Flan in Spain!

It was Day 37 and unbeknownst to me, before I could discover the best flan in Spain, I had to scale a cliff-face.  Now when I say cliff-face, I really mean some rocks around the base of the hills through Continue reading Day 37 – Tabara and the Best Flan in Spain!

Day 36 – Rainy Days Always Get Me Down (Granja)

Day 36, the 8th of October and my journal is full of rainy days and feeling down for this etap. I left Montamarta which has a dramatic Camino exit.  You have to cross a (dry) river, walking past an ancient Continue reading Day 36 – Rainy Days Always Get Me Down (Granja)

Day 35 – 23 ks to Montamarta

It was Day 35 and the 7th of October and I headed out of Zamora to walk 23 ks to Montamarta.  I was slowly crawling up my Michelin map towards the turn-off to Santiago and I’d decided which route I Continue reading Day 35 – 23 ks to Montamarta

7 Confronting Camino Truths

Here is a list of 7 Confronting Camino Truths I learnt walking up Spain from Seville to Santiago de Compostela.  A list is short and sweet and these things still thump me in the head with their audacity! In no Continue reading 7 Confronting Camino Truths

Days 33 & 34 – 26 ks to Zamora!

It was Day 33 and I ended up walking 26 ks to Zamora!  I thought I might stop after a mere 13 ks and spend the night in Villaneuva de Campean but no!  I walked straight through to the next Continue reading Days 33 & 34 – 26 ks to Zamora!

Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!

It was Day 31 – I was fresh after 3 days in Salamanca and I opted to do a gentle, (lazy, let’s face it) 15 ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain.   (Well not really lazy, more hesitant – I Continue reading Day 31 – 15 Ks to Calzada de Valdunciel Spain!